Sarah J. Nigbor serves as a regional editor for RiverTown Multimedia, a position she began in April 2017. She joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News, before being appointed editor of the Pierce County Herald in February 2015. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004.
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Wisconsin is going through its second straight morning of bitter cold temperatures, but very few schools are closed. A quick check of TV stations around the Badger State shows that many small town districts in south central Wisconsin are opening two hours late Monday morning.
MINNETONKA, Minn. -- Wisconsin is the nation's 20th healthiest state, according to the annual "America's Health Rankings" from the United Health Foundation.
MADISON -- The state Natural Resources Board has voted to allow off road motorcycle riding and model rockets at a nature area, despite a lawsuit to ban those activities. The board voted 7-0 Wednesday for a master plan at the Sauk Prairie State Recreation area, on the site of the former Badger Army Ammunition Plant south of Baraboo. The DNR has spent several years working with various interests on the use of the 3,000-acre recreation site.
Unlike Tuesday morning, it's above zero everywhere in Wisconsin. But forecasters say the respite won't last long as another round of arctic air pushes its way into the Badger State Wednesday. By Thursday morning, lows are supposed to get down to 15 below with wind chills as cold as minus 30.
In just a matter of weeks, Wisconsin turns from a September mild to a January deep freeze. The mercury plunged to 13 below by 6 a.m. Tuesday at Cumberland in northwest Wisconsin, with subzero temperatures as far south as Viroqua in the coldest morning of the season by far. Places near Lake Michigan basked in relative warmth in the middle teens. Wind chills were as low as minus 20 in Phillips and Medford.
TOWN OF SALEM -- A 23-year-old Baldwin man was killed Monday night, Nov. 14, after his vehicle struck a tree and started on fire. Pierce County Sheriff’s deputies responded to...
MADISON -- Wisconsin's unemployment rate is the lowest in 15 years, even though preliminary numbers show a loss of more than 10,000 jobs last month. State labor officials report a September jobless rate of 4.1 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis. That's one-tenth of 1 percent lower than in August, even though the total numbers of private sector jobs statewide dropped by 8,500 in the past month, and public sector jobs fell by another 2,000.
The fourth annual signup period begins Nov. 1 for Wisconsinites who want new health insurance as part of the Affordable Care Act. On Wednesday, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said almost 14 million Americans would most likely sign up -- reflecting what she calls "robust" growth. In Wisconsin, average monthly premiums for the 224,000 Obamacare clients are going up by an average of 16 percent -- and some could pay 31 percent more.
MADISON -- Less than half the students taking Wisconsin's latest statewide achievement test showed they were proficient in English, math and science. Almost 383,000 youngsters took the "Forward Exam" this past spring -- and 41 percent of the public and private voucher school students scored at the proficient or advanced levels in math and English, with 49 percent proficient in science.
TOWN OF RIVER FALLS -- A Hammond man was arrested for OWI Sunday afternoon after a motorcycle crash in the town of River Falls. Michael D. Hauge, 28, and a...